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CHAPTER 1

How You Can Be Healed

In seeking a cure for sickness and disease, which has so plagued mankind, it
is important to learn something of the cause and origin. Where does sickness and
disease come from or originate? Does God send them or are they from the enemy
of God, Satan? Let us make the question even broader. Just what is the reason for
so much pain and misery in the world?
The great tide of sickness and its attendant misery, despite all our human
efforts, still overwhelms mankind, and at the present time, an effective method of
combating it, has not been discovered. That is as far as the world is concerned.
The fact is, as we shall see, the cause of sickness is of a spiritual nature. Therefore,
the best cure for an organic and mental disease is spiritual.

When the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, were created and placed
in the Garden of Eden, they possessed perfect, though mortal bodies. They did
not have eternal life – only mortal life. In the midst of the Garden, God planted
the Tree of Life which symbolized immortality. Had Adam and Eve not rebelled
against God, it is probable that in time they would have been permitted to partake
of the fruit of that tree and become immortal. Their disobedience brought sin into
the world, and with sin, death came upon them and their posterity (Romans 5:12).
The day that our first parents disobeyed God was the first day they began to die.
Sin came into the world, therefore, it is directly or indirectly the cause of
death and sickness. For example, the child of a drunkard suffers for the sin of his
parent. A child of a mother with social disease may be born blind. Nevertheless,
as Jesus said, many times the sickness may not be the result of the sin of either
the afflicted person or his parents (John 9:3). The cause may still be further back.
Obviously, if Adam and Eve had not sinned, there would be no sickness in the
world.

Our bodies are made in such a way that normally they resist disease. If this
were not so, the race would have soon been destroyed. However, if for any reason
the natural defenses of the body are weakened, disease has a good chance to

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secure a foothold. Undue physical strain, failure to take care of the body properly
or just plain sin may weaken its natural resistance. The result is disease may be
able to get the upper hand. There is always a cause. Proverbs 26:2 declares: “A
curse without cause shall not alight.” The indirect cause of all sickness in the
human race is sin, although there may be other contributing factors. This is plain
from the Holy Scriptures in Deuteronomy 28:15, 22, 27-28:
“But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your
God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes … The LORD
will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe
burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew … The LORD
will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with tumors, with the scab, and with the
itch, from which you cannot be healed. The LORD will strike you with madness
and blindness and confusion of heart.”

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, identified sickness with sin when He said to a
man sick with the palsy, “Son, your sins are forgiven you” (Mark 2:5). The Early
Church recognized the connection between sin and sickness. In James 5:13-15,
the command is given for the elders to pray for the sick, and we are told that “the
prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise hip up; and if, he have
committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” James urged in the verse that follows
to “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be
healed.”

Satan, The Originator Of Sickness

The question may arise as to where disease itself came from. The answer the
Bible gives is that Satan, the evil one, is the author of disease.

In the story of Job, we are told that God built an invisible hedge around him,
so the devil could not touch him. For reasons we cannot go into here, one day God
withdrew His protection, and permitted Satan to afflict him with painful boils.
Notice, that although God gave the permission, it was actually Satan who laid the
boils on Job.
“So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with
painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head” (Job 2:7).
It was God who answered Job’s cry and healed him. There is also the case
of the woman with the infirmity whom Jesus healed. This woman had been
oppressed for eighteen years with a spirit of infirmity. Jesus revealed the cause of
her sickness in His conversation with the religious rulers. It was Satan who had
bound the woman.

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“So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound
– think of it – for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?” (Luke
13:16).

Note again, when Peter was speaking of Christ, he connected the ministry of
healing with deliverance from Satanic oppression:
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who
went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God
was with Him” (Acts 10:38).
Thus, we see healing was in effect, liberating people from the oppression
of the devil. We also see this verse isn’t just poetic language. As we witness
and study the miracles of our Lord, we often find that evil spirits were involved
in the cause of the sickness. These had to be cast out before the person could
get well. The Bible speaks of deaf spirits, dumb spirits, insane spirits, infirm
spirits, deceiving spirits, seducing spirits, lying spirits, familiar spirits, a spirit of
divination, perverse spirits, wicked spirits, unclean spirits and foul spirits. All of
these have different ways of afflicting or deceiving people.
Satan’s power over people varies with the individual. In many cases he
merely oppresses them. Thousands of Christians are oppressed by the enemy
simply because they have not learned to take their authority in Christ and rebuke
him. The devil cannot actually possess a true Christian, but he can oppress him.
Believers must learn to rise up in the Name of Jesus and take dominion over the
oppressor.
On the other hand, unfortunately, there are more people than we like to
believe who are actually demon-possessed. Some become completely controlled
by Satan – one cause of insanity. Such persons have no power of their own to
exercise faith for deliverance. They are as the demon-possessed man whom Jesus
met in the tombs (Mark 5:1-19). Unless somebody exercises faith for them, they
may never recover.
Some want deliverance from the sickness, but not from their sins. We must
remember that the promise is a two-fold cure from a two-fold curse. “Bless
the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your
iniquities, Who heals all your diseases” (Psalms 103:2-3). The promise calls for
deliverance from sin first; then deliverance from sickness.
When Hezekiah, King of Israel, was sick unto death, he turned his face to
the wall and prayed. God heard his prayer and said, “I have heard your prayer, I
have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to
the house of the LORD” (2 Kings 20:5). Some people, in seeking healing, have
little thought of serving the Lord afterwards, but not Hezekiah. On the third day
after his deliverance, he went up to the house of the Lord and worshiped God for
his great deliverance.

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Jesus healed an infirmed man who lay 38 years in an absolutely helpless
condition at the pool of Bethesda. Afterwards, the Lord said to him, “See, you
have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you” (John
5:14). Certainly Jesus made it plain that continuance in sin might lead to a worse
condition (see Luke 11:24-26). We can gather from this statement that this man’s
affliction was possibly caused by previous sin in his life.

A heathen woman came to Christ for the deliverance of her daughter who was
possessed of a devil. The Lord pitied the poor woman and indeed had compassion
on her, but He realized she was not yet ready. There are some who would have the
minister pray at once for everybody and anybody who wants healing. Jesus did
not always grant healing at the same moment in which it was asked.

The Lord did not answer the woman at once. She pleaded with Him to help,
“but he answered not a word.” Why? She had addressed Him as “O Lord, Son of
David!” As the “Son of David,” He could not help her. Being recognized only as
a man, He could do nothing for her. Nevertheless, she tried again. “Lord, help
me,” she cried. This time Jesus spoke to her. Yet, His answer seemed a denial of
her request. He said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the
little dogs” (Matthew 15:26). Could she bear such a test? She could and did. She
determined her daughter would be healed. She would not take no for an answer. In
deep humility she accepted the Lord’s words and actually made it an argument for
the deliverance of her daughter! She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat
the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” The Lord, marveling at her faith,
then answered her prayer. He told her to go her way; her daughter was healed.
Salvation had come to their home.

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CHAPTER 2

Why Does God Heal?
Christ Heals Because Of Compassion

If Christ heals the sick today, why does He heal, and on what terms does He
do it? He heals because of His compassion. Matthew 14:14 declares that when
the multitude brought their sick to Him, He “was moved with compassion toward
them, and he healed their sick.” When the two blind men came to Him crying out
for mercy, the Lord “had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately
their eyes received sight, and they followed Him” (Matt. 20:34).

Healing Is The Children’s Bread

Notice again the words that Christ spoke to the heathen lady. He said, “Let
the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw
it to the little dogs” (Mark 7:27). The point is, when one becomes a child of God,
he does not have to beg for deliverance … for healing is “the children’s bread.”
Are you a child of God? Then you have the right to receive healing. If you are
not, then you can become one this moment by asking Jesus Christ to come into
your heart. Divine healing is not a luxury to be enjoyed by the favored few. All the
children of the Lord, by virtue of their position in Christ, have the right to receive
the blessing.

Healing Was Prophesied
In The Atonement Of Christ

Why does Christ heal the sick and the afflicted? It is because healing is in the
Atonement. Isaiah, the prophet, looking forward to the coming of the Messiah,
declared, “Surely he hath borne our grief’s and carried our sorrows: yet we did
esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4). The Spirit of
prophecy interprets this Scripture in a remarkable way. Jesus had healed Peter’s
mother-in-law to the people’s amazement. Then as evening came and the Sabbath
was over, a multitude brought their sick to be delivered. Jesus healed them all for
the reason given in the following passage of Scripture:
“When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demonpossessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘He

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Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses’” (Matthew 8:16, 17).
Thus we are clearly told that Christ healed because He at Calvary, bore the
sicknesses as well as the sins of the human race. This is not a human interpretation
of Isaiah’s prophecy, but one given by the Spirit of God. The following verse in
Isaiah carries out the thought even more fully. It says, “With his stripes we are
healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

Therefore, since divine healing is in the Atonement, it is as much a part of
our inheritance as is our being pardoned from sin. Indeed, all spiritual blessings
we receive, whether it be salvation, healing or whatever, are obtained through the
Atonement of Christ and not through our personal merits.

Christ Heals To Reveal The Father’s Glory
It has been supposed by many that God sends sickness on His children to
reveal His glory. This is not true. In fact, it is just the opposite. Sickness and
disease have caused many to question the providence of God. On the other hand,
when healing took place, the people glorified God:
“… and He healed them. So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute
speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and
they glorified the God of Israel” (Matthew 15:30-31).

Christ Heals To Prove His Mission

Christ also heals so He might prove His mission to the world. He said, to the
Jews, “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though
you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the
Father is in Me, and I in Him” (John 10:37-38).

A widow in the town of Zarephath was persuaded the prophet Elijah was a
true man of God after he revived and healed her child (1 King 17:24).

In the Great Commission, the healing of the sick in the Name of Jesus was to
be one of the signs of true believers (Mark 16:17).

Some have inferred that Christ’s deity has been so fully proved that miracles
are no longer needed today. As if the whole world now believed in Christ! The
sad fact is, there are hundreds of millions of people living today who do not know
Jesus as their Savior. The power of the supernatural to confirm the claims of Christ
is needed more now than ever before.
Why does Christ heal today? He heals because it is His nature to heal. He
heals because it is His purpose to destroy the works of the devil (Acts 10:38 and
1 John 3:8). He heals so that the sick one, who is made well, can serve Him in the
joy of salvation. He heals so the well one made whole may go out in the harvest
field and work for Him.

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CHAPTER 3

Is it God’s Will to Heal You?
The question many people ask is not, “Can God heal?” If one believes that
God created the human body, he must believe He is surely able to heal it. The
question so many ask is, “Will He heal?” If so, what are the conditions upon
which He does it? In answering this question, let us look to the Bible, for only the
Scriptures can provide the true answer. We believe that it does give the answer, so
clearly that no one should misunderstand it.

A leper came to Jesus not knowing for certain whether it was His will to
cleanse him of his leprosy. In his ignorance he said, “Lord, if You are willing,
You can make me clean” (Matthew 8:2). At once, Jesus proved for all time that it
was His will by reaching His hand out and touching the poor leper, saying, “I am
willing; be cleansed.”

Some people argue that God healed in the days of old, but it is not His will
to heal today. Yet, those same persons, the moment they become ill, will call the
doctor and ask him to cure them. They never say, “Doctor, I think it may not
be the Lord’s will for me to be well; just let me suffer.” You see, although with
their mouth they say it is not God’s will to heal, in their heart they know it is.
Otherwise, would one not be a hypocrite, claiming to be a Christian, and then,
at the same time, try to get out of the will of God? The Scriptures teach them
from the beginning it is God’s will to heal. No sooner had God redeemed His
people from Egypt than He gave them the covenant of healing. He actually made
healing a law! “There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He
tested them” (Exodus 15:25). He even went further than that. He told them if they
obeyed His statutes and His commandments, they would not get sick:

“and said, ‘If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do
what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes,
I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For
I am the LORD who heals you’” (Exodus 15:26).

The book of the Psalms is the great inspirational book of the Bible. It tells us
to not forget all of God’s benefits:

“Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all
your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases” (Psalm 103:1-3).

Many people remember the benefit of salvation, but they overlook all the

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benefits of healing. As a result they may suffer sickness and pain, all because they
have not known this great benefit. Another promise has been given to us in the
Old Testament, saying of those who put their trust in God, “…nor shall any plague
come near your tent” (Psalm 91:10).

Centuries later when Jesus began His ministry, He preached one of His first
sermons in His home city of Nazareth, and this was the text He used:

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach
the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim
liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those
who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD” (Luke 4:1819).

Jesus not only healed the sick, but committed that same ministry and authority
to His disciples.

“So they went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast
out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.”
(Mark 6:12-13).


Later, when He gave them the Great Commission, He included the promise
of healing to all believers in Mark 16:16-18:

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe
will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name
they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up
serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they
will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

This promise was not only for the apostles, but it is still valid today for those
who believe. Notice the words of Christ in Matthew 28:19-20:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe
all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the
end of the age.”

The Ordinance Of Divine Healing
Given To The Church
Just as God gave a statue and an ordinance of healing to the church in the
wilderness, so God gave a command authorizing the ministry of healing in the
church of the New Testament.

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“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them
pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of
faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed
sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one
another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man
avails much” (James 5:14-16).
The remarkable thing is that there is not one place, not even the slightest
hint in the Scriptures that God’s command in praying for the sick has ever been
revoked. Also, in the fulfillment of His Word and promise, He is just the same
today as He was yesterday.

What about doctors? We are not trying to reflect in any way against the medical
profession, which has done a great work in alleviating the ills of humanity. After
God gave Israel the covenant of healing, He also taught them health laws and
appointed certain ones to administer those laws. The world needs specially trained
men to teach people the proper care of their bodies. Christ did not criticize those
who cared for the sick and wounded (Luke 10:34). He said that those who are sick
have need of a physician (Matthew 9:12). Mothers for example need special care
at the time of the birth of their children.

All thoughtful persons appreciate the value of help which trained personnel
can give to the sick, but doctors can only go so far. Even they will confess, they
can only assist nature.
In His graciousness, God has given us the assurance of a well body if we
accept His word. An assurance no less definite than the promise He his given us
of health for our soul.

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CHAPTER 4

How You Can Be Healed
We all know there are those who hear the message of the Gospel and are
saved, while others go away without salvation. Likewise, there are those who hear
the glorious truths of divine healing and deliverance, but they fail to get healed.
Why is this?
Most of us know we receive the gift not because we merit it, but because
Christ purchased it for us on Calvary. Nevertheless, we can do things or fail to do
things that can hinder our faith. Let us take a look at a few of the more important
steps to healing.

Prepare Your Heart

A very common reason why people fail to receive deliverance is because they
do not take the time to get the Word of God in their hearts. They insist on being
prayed for before they know what it is all about. “Faith comes by hearing, and
hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Christ went to His home city, Nazareth, to teach and heal the sick, but the
people looked at Him with skepticism and unbelief. To them, He was only a
carpenter. As a result, there were very few healed in Nazareth. “Now He could
do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and
healed them” (Mark 6:5).

If you would be healed, take time to read and listen to the Word of God, so
your heart may be prepared to understand and so you will know the conditions by
which deliverance is given.

Be Sure That You Know It Is The Will
Of God For You To Be Healed
Of course, one cannot receive healing if he has doubts as to whether it is
God’s will to heal. Indeed, if God had not already revealed His will in the matter,
none of us would have cause for faith. However, since He has made it so plain,
that it is His will, how can we by our attitude say, “Lord, I do not know whether
you really mean what you have promised?” God does not trifle with the sufferings
and misfortunes of His people. His word is Yes and Amen. Jesus said to the leper,

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“I am willing, be cleansed.” So today, the promise is still true. Jesus said, “They
will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:18). If you believe,
then you shall surely recover and be healed from your sickness.

Confess All Sin In Your Life

Included in the promise of healing, in James 5:13-16, there is a clause which
is often overlooked. It reads, “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray
for one another, that you may be healed.” Sickness may be the result of some sin,
and we must be willing to confess and forsake it. David said in the Psalms, “If I
regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear” (Psalms 66:18). If you have
committed wrong against someone, go to them and confess your wrong-doing and
be healed. Are you defiling your body with tobacco or are you overweight? Ask
the Lord to help you with these problems that cause sickness and even death to so
many.

An Unforgiving Spirit Can Hinder Healing

We remember the case of a woman, who had a stubborn spirit and bitterness
in her heart. She almost broke up a certain assembly that was struggling to survive.
Then, sickness came upon her in the form of a serious oppression from the enemy.
Because of the severity of the attack, it could have meant her death. However, she
cried out to the Lord for mercy, and then called every member of the church to her
bedside asking their forgiveness. The Lord raised her up. Afterwards, for as long
as we knew her, she manifested a spirit that was characterized by sweetness and
humility. She was healed because she was not only willing to confess her sin, but
forsake it, too.

Set A Time

Others never set a time for deliverance, but continually place it in the indefinite
future. They always say, “God is going to heal me,” instead of, “God has healed
me.” Jesus said, “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive
them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24). There comes a time when we must
take our stand, believing that God has already done the work. The results may not
immediately or visibly manifest in that exact moment, but that does not matter.
On one occasion Christ saw a fig tree that was bearing no fruit. Symbolizing what
would happen to lives that bear no “fruit,” He cursed it. The roots of the fig tree
died the moment Jesus cursed the tree, but the results were not seen until later.
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is done, although the visible results may not be manifest until later. As long as
the physical symptoms last, we must not doubt, but rather rebuke Satan. Just as a
sinner must set a time in which he believes God for salvation, so the sick person
must set a time when he receives his healing.

Do Not Be Spiritually Lukewarm

Some do not have a sufficient or strong desire to get an answer from God.
Jesus said, “Whatever things you ask, when you pray.” In the early days of King
Asa’s reign in Judah, he served the Lord with all of his heart. In those days,
all of Judah entered into a covenant to seek the Lord with their whole heart (2
Chronicles 15:12-13). The 15th verse declares that they “sought him with their
whole desire; and he was found of them.”

Although there are people who let hindrances and difficulties discourage
them from getting deliverance, there are others who are determined they will not
be denied.
Yield yourself completely to God so that He can show you and lead you in
His perfect will. Put God first in your life, and He will take care of your needs. It
is important to remember the Scriptures say “But seek first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

Remember That Healing May Come Gradually
Though many healings are instantaneous, some of the greatest deliverances
from affliction have not taken place immediately, anyway, not as far as the eye
could see or tell. It is true that most of the miracles of Christ occurred as He spoke
the word, yet, not all of them. When Jesus healed the ten lepers, He told them
to go and show themselves to the priests. Apparently, there was no immediate
evidence of healing. However, they obeyed the Lord’s command, and when they
were some distance on their journey, they reported they were cleansed of their
leprosy. Their faith to accept the Word of the Lord brought deliverance, although,
at first, they could see no change. The only disappointing thing about the miracle,
as will be noted in another chapter, was that only one of them returned to the Lord
to give thanks (Luke 17:15-18).

In the first miracle of healing that Christ performed, He taught the people a
fundamental lesson on faith. Because of the unique anointing that rested upon
Christ, most of the healings which took place in His ministry were instantaneous.
But Christ did not want the people to get the impression that this was the only way
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just the “signs and wonders” that could be seen with the physical eye. He desired
to establish in the hearts of His disciples a faith that rested upon the Word of God.
He wanted to impress this upon them right at the beginning of his ministry when
the very first healing took place. To the nobleman who had come to Him for the
healing of this desperately ill child, He said, “Unless you people see signs and
wonders, you will by no means believe.” Paraphrased it meant, “Will you believe,
even if your boy is not instantly made whole?” The nobleman first hesitated, but
apparently he accepted the lesson, for when the Lord said, “Go your way; your
son lives,” he went his way trusting in the word that had been spoken.
The nobleman understood from the Words of Jesus that no spectacular
manifestation might take place, but even without it, the child would get well.
When he arrived home, he asked when the child “began to amend.” They told
him that at the same hour Jesus spoke the Word the fever left him. Notice, too,
although the healing to the outward eye was gradual, the Scripture speaks of the
healing as a miracle (John 4:54).

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CHAPTER 5

How to Keep Your Healing
From what has been written in the previous chapters, it is evident that in
this world the Christian’s walk will involve warfare against Satan’s forces. These
forces attack us in many areas, spiritually, mentally and physically. Never can the
child of God relax his watchfulness or take for granted that all will go well because
there is an unseen foe who contests his progress at every step. The weapons of
our warfare are mighty, however, and through them we are more than victors. In
Christ Jesus we can do all things, even to the breaking down of the strongholds of
the enemy. Nonetheless, until Jesus comes, the price of continued victory involves
eternal vigilance. As the Lord, Himself, said, “Watch therefore, and pray always
that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass,
and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
Victory over an enemy depends in some measure upon the knowledge of
the wiles and cunning of the adversary. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. We
should know and realize that sin or carelessness will break down the border or
hedge of protection God has placed about us. We have seen in Acts 10:38 and
Luke 11:24-26 that sickness, in general, is caused by satanic oppression of one
form or another, and that once the devil is cast out of a man, “he goes through
dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house
from which I came.’” If the man continues his careless life and has not filled it
with spiritual things, the devil will come back with reinforcements, inviting other
demons to share the abode with him, and making his control over the man seven
times stronger. Hence, instruction in the Word of God and faithful obedience to it
is imperative to those who have been delivered.

You Will Face Temptation

Every Christian will testify that after he is saved, the devil comes back to
tempt him on the reality of his experience. This is to be expected. Even to Christ,
the devil said, “If you are the Son of God.” If Satan could question Christ’s
relationship as God’s Son, we can be sure he will not spare us. Christ put the devil
to flight by using the Word of God, as we are also instructed to do. However, the
point we wish to make is this: just as Satan tempts men and casts doubt on the
reality of their receiving salvation and the healing of their souls, he will also try to
bring into question the reality of them receiving healing for their bodies. He will
seek to produce symptoms in the body of the person who has been healed. If the
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opened through doubt. Thus, the affliction can and usually returns. However, if he
rejects the devil’s advances and stands upon God’s Word of deliverance to him, he
will banish both doubt and the symptoms. Let us now consider some of the things
that cause people to lose their healing.

Do Not Continue In Sin

As we have noted in earlier chapters, sin is the direct cause of sickness
in many cases. It is assumed, therefore, that the person who comes to God for
healing has repented and turned from sin. There is no use in treating a man for
arsenic poisoning, if he knowingly continues to take arsenic into his body. There
is no purpose in trying to bring deliverance to a person who willfully continues to
live a life of sin.

After you have received the answer to your prayer, continue to live for God. It
is a sad thing that some people only come to God when they have an emergency.
Then, after it is over, they forget all about God or the promises they voiced to him
during their crisis. The law of sin and its penalty has never been revoked. One
cannot expect to keep his healing if he does not live for Him.

Testify Of Your Deliverance
Many, after they have received a glorious healing, have failed to give God
glory. The individual is under obligation, first of all, to tell others he was healed,
and then, to give thanks to God. The nine lepers, who were healed as they went,
failed to return and give glory to God. Christ mentioned that of the ten lepers
who were healed, only one of them came back and gave thanks. The proportion is
not much greater today. We find, that many people who have been healed, never
bother to give their testimony, though they have solemnly promised to do so. The
next time they are heard from is when they are sick again. Few people realize
God’s attitude toward ingratitude. It is the sin of the age. Man’s first step in world
apostasy is described in Romans 1:21, “because, although they knew God, they
did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful.” If an affliction should return after
one has experienced deliverance, let him ask himself the question: “Did I give
thanks to God?”
When the visible part of the disease has gone, public testimony should be
made. To the man who was healed of lunacy, Jesus said, “Go home to your friends,
and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had
compassion on you” (Mark 5:19).

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Fill Your Life With The Things Spiritual

Jesus, in speaking of the man, from whom the devil was cast out, noted that
the demon eventually decided to return to the “house” from where he was cast.
Upon returning, he found the “house swept and garnished.” In other words, the
works of Satan had been cast out, but no effort had been made to replace them
with the things of God. A spiritual vacuum was left in that part of his nature which
must worship something, either God or the god of this world. The devil, seeing his
advantage, made his entry secure by taking seven other spirits, more wicked than
himself, so that the last state of the man was worse than the first.
There are those who do not covet or long for or desire spiritual things, but
instead, give-in to a gratification of their carnal or selfish, fleshly nature. When
we feed on the things of the world, we excite appetites that crowd-out or leave
no room for the spiritual life. What misery awaits that person! When Satan finds
re-entrance into this life and the individual discovers that his deliverance is gone,
he has once more moved into the toils or plans of the enemy!

Do Not Overdo
When healed, one has a new-found strength, but this is not to be used in
vain show. We have witnessed those who after they have been gloriously healed,
have used so little wisdom. Remember, that even a well man, if he exhausts his
strengths, may succumb to an affliction which takes advantage of his weakness.
How much more at risk is a person whose strength has not yet been built up and
needs to take good care of his body? This does not mean however, that one should
pamper or baby himself. Indeed, day by day, he should take new ground from
the enemy, and as he praises and serves God, his deliverance will be a marvelous
testimony of the power of God to heal and to deliver. We cannot over-emphasize
the fact that some will lose their healings. It is simply because they do not take
proper care of their bodies once deliverance has come to them.

Failure To Recognize Healing
Some do not recognize their healing. For example, a cancer which has
been killed must pass from the body. Sometimes, pain accompanies this. If the
individual becomes afraid or fearful, it is possible for Satan to take advantage of
that fear. One woman, after she had been prayed for, became so frightened that
she decided to have an operation. The operation showed that the cancer was dead
and was passing from the body. Sometimes after prayer, the diseased part will
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worse than ever. If the individual is calm in his faith, the poison will pass and the
person will find that deliverance has come. The immediate visible manifestation
of healing is not necessary. Indeed, some people put their faith in that, and then
when the slightest unfavorable symptoms develop, they lose all confidence. But if
faith is based on the Word of God, symptoms may come and they may go, but the
deliverance will be for sure, because God’s Word, when it is trusted, cannot fail.

Keep Your Eyes On Christ,
Not Your Symptoms

Above all, keep your eyes on the promise, not your symptoms. Watching and
nursing your complaint will result in a wavering faith. Our prayer must be made in
unwavering faith. “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is
like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose
that he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:6-7). Peter’s walking on the
water is an example of the manner in which a man may receive the benefit of a
mighty miracle one moment, and then be in jeopardy the next. He walked on the
waves, and as long as his eyes were upon Christ, he defied the laws of the sea.
But the moment his eyes left Christ and he considered the winds and the waves,
he began to sink. Our security in God, whether for body, soul or spirit, is not in
past experiences, but in a continued trust in God. We may note in passing that
Peter had at least the presence of mind to call on Christ to save him when he was
sinking. And he was saved, not by his own faith, but by the faith of Jesus.

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CHAPTER 6

How to Turn Faith Loose and Receive Your Healing
By Kenneth Hagin

When a child of God needs healing or deliverance, it is necessary that faith
be released in order to receive, but many do not understand just how to do this. If
you will follow faithfully and prayerfully the steps shown below, you can be sure
of complete healing.

Be Born Again
1.The first thing is to know that you are born again and that you are living in
all the light that He has put in your pathway. In order to be converted and become
a child of God, you must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Then ask
Him to come and dwell in your heart so that He may direct and guide you and be
the Lord of your life. If you ask Him to come in, Christ will surely dwell within
you. For He has said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My
voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with
Me” (Revelation 3:20).

Use The Word Of God
2.From the Scriptures listed in this booklet, pick out two or three and
memorize them thoroughly, saying them over and over again. In the same manner
that Christ did when Satan tempted him, you will be able to protect yourself from
the enemy who will come with doubts and unbelief. You must know and fully
realize the integrity of the Word of God and know that this Word is actually what
it declares itself to be. It is a revelation from God to us. We should know that it
is God speaking to us NOW. It is not only a book of the past and a book of the
future; it is a book of NOW. The Holy Bible is God-inspired message. Hebrew
4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Quick means
it is alive, living. Therefore, the Word of God is a living thing. But it will come
alive to you as you accept it and act upon it. Thus, an important step is to settle on
the integrity of God’s Word. Remember, that the Word is of foremost importance.
It is God speaking to us. Always maintain that attitude and act upon the Word in

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that way. It is as though the Lord Jesus Christ Himself were with you in person,
speaking to you.

Set A Time
3. Set a time to claim your healing. You may come to God alone, or you may
agree with someone else, an elder, your pastor or another believer. Now you are
ready to place your petition before Him. Ask God the Father in the Name of His
Son Jesus, who died to save you from your sins and heal your body and mind from
all sickness and disease, to heal you NOW. Then tell God that you have accepted
what He is doing for you. Rebuke Satan and tell him to leave your body alone. Do
this in the Name of Jesus. Tell Satan that you have authority over him according
to Mark 16:17, and Luke 10:19.

Praise God
4. Praise the Father for healing you. Continue to praise Him daily and even
hourly, for healing you, even if you do not feel any differently. Some healings
come instantly. Others come gradually. Pay no attention to the symptoms. You
are not healed because you feel better, but because the Word of God says you are
healed. Let every man be a liar, but let God be true. (As we stated, some have been
known to get violently sick even though they were being healed – for example, the
dead tissues of a cancer when passing from the body.)

Confess Your Healing
5. Tell others that you accepted your healing. If they ask you how you are,
tell them you are healed according to the Word of God. Never confess to them
that you feel badly or that nothing has happened. That is actually testifying to the
works of Satan. Remember, you are seeing through the eyes of faith. You believe
and say it because God said so. This bold confession will further strengthen your
faith. A negative confession will weaken your faith and serve to neutralize your
prayers.This is the crucial time for your healing through Jesus Christ. If you will
believe what Christ said, and not what you feel, there can be no failure. If you
continue to believe God, Satan will see that he has to take his hold off of your
body.

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Meditate On The Promises Of God
6. Meanwhile, meditate constantly on the promises upon which you base your
healing. See yourself with what you have asked for, and make plans accordingly,
as if it were already a reality.

Let every thought and desire affirm that you have what you asked. “Never
permit a mental picture of a failure to be in your mind.” Never doubt for one
minute that you have the answer. If doubts persist, rebuke them, and get your
mind on the answer. Constantly affirm that the promises are true, and that prayer
has been answered. Eradicate every suggestion, image, vision, dream, impression,
feeling; in fact, extirpate all thoughts that do not contribute to your faith that you
have what you have asked.
Thoughts are governed by observations, associations and teachings. Guard
against every evil that comes into the mind. Stay away from all places and things
that will not support your affirmation that God has answered prayer.
In your waking moments think on the greatness of God and His goodness.
Count your blessings and faith will increase. Lift your heart to God constantly in
gratitude and increasing praise for what He is doing for you now. Maintain that all
things are possible to the believer.

Do Not Ask God Over And Over
7. Make every prayer relative to what you have asked – a statement of faith
instead of unbelief. Do not ask God over and over again for the same things as
if He had not heard you the first time. Rather, remind the Father that you are still
claiming the promises and that you praise Him, and you know He has heard you
and has answered you. In Isaiah 43:26, God does tell us to remind Him of what
we have asked Him. “Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your
case, that you may be acquitted.” Remind Satan that you have taken authority
over his oppression in your body.
Constantly give praise to God for your healing. Then your spirit (the inner
man) will rise up and take hold of the promises of God, and you shall see victory.

Say Aloud What You Believe
8. Confess your faith – that is, say aloud what you believe. “For with the heart
one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto
salvation” (Romans 10:10).

“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and
be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things

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he says will be done, he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23).

Notice that the tenth chapter of Romans says “unto salvation,” but that is not
only true concerning salvation. It is true concerning anything else that you receive
from God. All that you receive from God comes the same way – through faith.
It is with the heart that man believes for answered prayer, and with the mouth
confession is made unto. It is with the heart that man believes when it comes to
healing, and with the mouth that confession is made unto. Whatsoever you receive
from God will come in this way.

Notice again the text in Mark 11:23 says with the same thought involved,
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and
be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes (that is, shall
believe in his heart) that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever
he says.” Jesus in this text mentions believing one time, and He mentions saying
three times. Many people believe, but they are not saying it. One has to say with
his mouth what he believes if it is to work for him. No Scripture in the Bible
teaches that if one just believes in his heart, that he will receive an answer. But the
Bible does teach that if you believe with your heart and say it with your mouth,
whatever you want shall come to pass. The 9th and 10th verses in Romans 10, say
that, and we know that it is true.

Notice the 8th verse of Romans 10: “But what does it say? “The word is
near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we
preach).” Again the word of faith must be in our mouths as well as our hearts to
work for us. If it is just in our hearts, it will not work. But when it is in both our
hearts and our mouths, thank God it will work. “With the mouth confession is
made unto.”

You can say, “I am healed,” “I do have faith,” or “I do believe that I have what
I prayed for,” just as easily as you can make statements of unbelief. You can think
thoughts of faith just as easily as you can think thoughts of doubt and unbelief. It
is thinking faith thoughts and speaking faith words that lead the heart out of defeat
into victory. Do not accept “No” as an answer. Do not be denied. It is our family
right as children of God, our redemption right, our gospel right, our creative right
to have what God has promised. It will come. It is yours now, so accept it, and it
will become a reality.

Our confession can be, “God is with me.” “Greater is He that is in you, than
he that is in the world.” You can fearlessly say, “God is in me now.” You will find
that your confession of faith will cause Him to work on your behalf. He will rise
up in you and put you over. The Master of creation is in you. You can face life
fearlessly because you know that He that is in you is greater than any forces that
can be arrayed against you. This should be your continual confession. Hold fast to
it.

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Actually, there is no faith without confession. Confession is faith’s way of
expressing itself. Faith is of the heart, the spirit. Faith grows with your confession.
You do not realize beyond what you say. If you say you cannot, then you cannot.
You get nothing. But if you say you can, then you can. You can have what you say,
whether unbelief or belief. It mightily affects your spirit or your inner man.

The reason the majority of Christians, though earnest, yet are weak, is
because they have never dared to make a confession of what they are in Christ.
Boldly confess what the Word declares you are in Christ. As you do this, your
faith will abound. The reason faith is throttled and held in bondage is because you
have never dared to confess what God says you are. Remember that faith never
grows beyond your confession. Your daily confession of what the Father is to you,
of what Jesus is doing for you now at the right hand of the Father, and what His
mighty Holy Spirit is doing in you, will build a solid, positive faith life. You will
not be afraid of any circumstances. You will not be afraid of any disease. You will
not be afraid of any condition. You will face life fearlessly, a conqueror. But you
will never be a conqueror until you confess that you are one. If you are going to
get to be a conqueror first, and then believe you are one, you are all wrong. You
have to confess first, and then you become a conqueror. Faith’s confessions create
reality.

Do What You Could Not Do Before
9. Do the things you could not do before. If you could not bend over, do so.
If you could not walk before, start walking. God has committed Himself to honor
your faith. If you could not see before, start looking. “Thus also faith by itself, if
it does not have works, is dead” (James 2:17).
Remember the Scripture says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). When you see the answer, you
will no longer need faith for it. IT IS ONLY WHILE YOU DO NOT SEE THE
ANSWER WITH YOUR PHYSICAL SENSES THAT YOU EXERCISE YOUR
FAITH.

Divine Health

One last great truth about healing should be grasped by every Christian. Even
though it is God’s will to heal us every time we are sick, His perfect plan is not
for us to be continually in need of more healings, but to live in divine health and
strength as revealed in 3 John 2, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all
things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” He will renew your strength
as eagles. Just as it is not God’s will that we be saved over and over again, but
that we remain spiritually well, it is not really God’s best that He heal us over

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and over again, but that we “be in health.” Thus, whenever Satan tries to put any
weakness on our bodies, we should immediately take these same steps to force
him to withdraw before he gets a stronghold on our physical being the same way
we could rebuff an attack on our spiritual being.
Hitherto we have been mainly concerned with the healing of those who are
already sick. But God’s best for you, His child, is actually something more than
healing. God has said that His will is that you should “prosper and be in health,
even as your soul prospers” (3 John 2). When God gave the covenant of healing
to the children of Israel, He did not emphasize healing so much as He did divine
health. He said that if Israel were obedient to the commandments of the Lord,
disease and sickness, which had come on the Egyptians, would not come on the
Israelites.
Lest the people of Israel should misunderstand the real meaning of the
covenant of healing, the Lord repeated the promise in slightly different words in
Exodus 23:25:

“So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and
your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.”
The promise is repeated and the condition is repeated. The people were
to serve the Lord, and he would bless them by taking “sickness away from the
midst…”

Again in the book of Deuteronomy, the promise of divine health and immunity
from sickness is repeated still again:

“And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you
with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay
them on all those who hate you” (Deuteronomy 7:15).
It is interesting to note that the book of Deuteronomy concludes with the
observation that if plagues and the sickness in Egypt should appear among the
people of God, it would be a sign of their disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:15-28).

The remarkable thing is that the children of Israel did for a considerable period
appropriate and live under the blessings of the promise. There were exceptions in
which some of the people disobeyed God. There were jealousies, murmurings,
lusts that resulted in bringing plagues upon themselves. But as a whole, over a
long period of time, while the nations wandered in the wilderness, the people were
immune to sickness. Thus the Psalmist could say: “He also brought them out with
silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes” (Psalms 105:37).
The Scripture gives us examples of those who enjoyed divine health. One
was Moses who had reached the advanced age of one hundred and twenty. In the
natural, we might suppose he had reached extreme senility and decrepitude, yet
he retained the virility of youth until the day he died:

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“Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were
not dim nor his natural vigor diminished” (Deuteronomy 34:7).

Nor was Moses the only example of one enjoying the benefits of Divine
health. There was Caleb, one of the twelve spies and one of the two who brought
back “a good report.” Caleb had put in some strenuous years, and yet at eightyfive years of age, he had a remarkable testimony:

“And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five
years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in
the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. As yet I am as
strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so
now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in” (Joshua 14:1011).
It is evident that the reason we have so much sickness in the church is that
we have restricted God’s promise to repeated healing instead of the promise of
health. Of course, there are conditions to the promise as the Scriptures plainly
show. But, if we are obeying God’s commandments and living in fellowship with
Him, then it is our absolute right to Divine health. Thus, when Satan attempts (as
he may do) to put sickness or disease upon our bodies, we should not wait until
we are overcome with sickness. At the first sign of attack from Satan, we must rise
up and rebuke him. “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). We
must continue to fight him until he sees we mean business and we are determined
to defeat him.

The Bible teaches that it is God’s will that the believer should have a long and
useful life, blessed with health and strength. The best medicine is the 91st Psalm
which should be read over and over.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the
fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and
buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by
day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays
waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right
hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look And see
the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any
plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you,
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your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young
lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. Because he has set his love upon
Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My
name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him
My salvation.”

Psalms 103:5 speaks even of the renewing of the believer’s youth:
“Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed
like the eagle’s.”

Of course every promise has a condition. The condition, in this case, is that
the individual will satisfy himself with the good things of heaven and not the
things of earth. He must soar like the eagle up above the petty things of this world.
He must learn to dwell in the heavenly place with Christ Jesus.
“And raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in
Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6).

In closing we would direct attention to the word of the Proverbs which inform
us that if we diligently give heed to the word of God, then we can claim the
promise of health.

“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not
let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are
life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh” (Prov. 4:20-22).

What Does Christ’s Death On The Cross
Mean To You Personally?
“Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all
your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases” (Psalms 103:1-3).
Healing of the body and salvation of the soul go together. Physical healing
will benefit a person very little if he continues to reject Christ as his eternal Savior.
Christ said, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses
his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).

And so when Christ died for us in our stead, He took care of all our needs –
both spiritual and physical.

Let us think back upon the day when Christ was crucified. There He hung
between earth and heaven – a spectacle to men and angels with the tortures

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becoming more unendurable every moment. Death by crucifixion includes the
sum total of all the suffering a body can experience: thirst, fever, open shame,
long continual torment.
It was now the noon hour, ordinarily the brightest hour of the day. But
instead, darkness began to descend upon the earth. Nature itself, unable to bear
the scene, withdrew its light, and the heavens became black. This darkness had an
immediate effect upon the onlookers. There were no more jeers and taunts. People
began to slip away silently to leave Jesus alone to drink to the deepest depths the
dregs of suffering and humiliation. Yet a great horror was yet to come. Instead of
a joyful communion with God, there was a cry of distress. Jesus found himself
utterly deserted by both man and God. His cry even today brings a shudder of
terror. It was…“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

There was apparently one thing that God had held back from His son Christ,
lest even He should be unable to bear it. The terrible truth came to Him only in
the last hours of darkness. As the sun withdrew its shining, so the Presence of God
was being withdrawn, also. Though sometimes forsaken of men, He could always
turn in confidence to His heavenly Father. But now, even God had forsaken Him.
God indeed had forsaken Him, though only for a moment; and the reason is clear.
It was at that moment the sin of the world with all its hideousness rested upon
Jesus. He became sin; “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
We have the answer to what happened. Christ was made sin for us. He took upon
Himself the sin of the world, including yours and mine. Therefore, He had to
receive the judgment that fell upon sin.

And now, at last, the end was drawing near. The loss of blood produces a
thirst that is beyond description. Jesus cried, “I thirst.” The One who hung on the
cross thirsted. He is the same One who now satisfies our souls’ thirst – “If any man
thirst, let him come unto me, and drink” (John 7:37).

The final moment had come. Jesus bowed His head in death saying as He died,
“It is finished!” Salvation had been completed. It was a salvation that couldn’t be
earned by works or fasting, by penance or by a pilgrimage. Salvation is forever a
finished work. We need not complete it by our own efforts. There is nothing more
to do, but to accept it. There is no need to struggle and to labor, but to take quietly
what God has prepared, an infinite sacrifice.

So did Christ die for our salvation? So, was He raised again three days and
nights in glorious triumph to die no more? Therefore, He says, “BECAUSE I
LIVE, YOU SHALL LIVE ALSO” (John 14:19).
God has done all that is possible to bring you eternal life. He paid the full
price of punishment for your sins. It is now your turn to accept Him. God sees
your mind and soul. He knows all of your thoughts. If you sincerely want to
accept Jesus Christ, the Son of God, into your life, you will be reborn. You will
become a child of God, and God the Father will become your Father.

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Necessary Steps To Salvation

1. ACKNOWLDGE: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of
God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13). You must
acknowledge in the light of God’s Word that you are a sinner.

2. REPENT: “But unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts
3:19). You must see the awfulness of sin and then repent of it.

3.CONFESS: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “With the mouth
confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10). Confess your sins to God.

4. FORSAKE: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord … for he will abundantly pardon”
(Isaiah 55:7). Sorrow for sin is not enough in itself. We must want to be done with
it once and for all.

5. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
(John 3:16). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in
your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans
10:9). Believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross.

6. RECEIVE: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:11, 12). Christ must be received
personally into the heart by faith, if the experience of the New Birth is to be yours.
(FGBMFI)
Now, if you will pray this prayer, it will help you to receive Jesus Christ into your
soul and life:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help me to love my fellow man, as You
I thank You that You love me.
have loved me.
I ask Your Son Jesus Christ to come into And, Father, show me step by step the
my life.
plan You made for my life.
I know I have sinned and committed
I give You myself and my life.
deeds unpleasing to You.
I worship and praise You, my Creator
I ask You now to forgive me of these and Lord. I will continually thank You
sins and to cleanse my life.
for sacrificing Your Son on the cross
Help me to follow You and Your
that I might have eternal life with You
teachings.
Help me to win others to Christ.
Protect me from Satan and evil.
I await the return of Christ to take me to
Teach me to put You first in all my
Heaven.
thoughts and actions.
Come soon, Lord Jesus. Amen

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How To Receive The Baptism In The Holy Spirit
1. You must be born again. This means to ask Jesus to forgive your sins, and
then accept God’s forgiveness, knowing “All have sinned and come short of the
glory of God,” and “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be
saved” (Romans 3:23 and 10:13).
2. If now you have accepted Christ as Savior, the Holy Spirit lives in you. John
14:7; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19.
3. The Holy Spirit is a Person and will speak for Himself if you allow Him to.
4. The Holy Spirit will use your lips, tongue and voice if you permit Him – just as
when you speak in English.
5. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit, in faith you must begin to do the
speaking. Acts 2:4 says, “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and (they)
began to speak.”
6. Receiving Christ as Savior required an act of faith. Healing results from an act
of faith. Speaking in tongues takes an act of faith.
7. When in faith you begin to speak in tongues, the Holy Spirit will give the
utterance – the words to say. That’s where the supernatural comes in.
8. Every believer is commanded to “be filled with the Spirit,” Ephesians 5:18,
even Jesus’ mother, Mary, and His flesh and blood brothers. James, Joses, Simon
and Judas (Matthew 13:55), (Acts 1:14) and His disciples received (Acts 2:4).
Receiving the Holy Spirit is not an option.
9. Relax. “This is the rest …” Isaiah 28:12
10. The Holy Spirit is a gift. Acts 8:20; 2:38, 39; 11:17; Luke 11:13. You don’t beg
or work for a gift. You just receive it.
11. Begin each day by praying in the Spirit to edify yourself – it’s like charging
your spiritual batteries. 1 Corinthians 14:4, 18.
12. Receive now, by worshipping Jesus in your heart and speaking forth in faith in
the unknown tongues as the Holy Spirit in you provides the words.

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